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Kincaid, Jamaica. SEE NOW THEN. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 182 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fifth novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Jamaica Kincaid's best book since her breakthrough, "At The Bottom of The River" (1983). "This piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid inhabits each of her characters - a mother, a father, and their two children living in a small village in New England - as they move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future. Kincaid attempts to make clear what is unclear and to make unclear what we assumed was clear" (Publisher's blurb). What does her puzzling, Zen-like title mean, or suggest? "The present will be now then and the past is now then and the future will be a now then" (Jamaica Kincaid). A riveting Zen answer, Kincaid suggests that Time is flow, with no beginning (Past), middle (Present), and end (Future). There is only "now then". An absolute "must-have" title for Jamaica Kincaid collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated (very shortly after publication), and placed in black pen on the title page by the author: "Jamaica Kincaid 25th February 2013 New York City". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most other copies available online are. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMAICA KINCAID TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374180563. $60.00

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